Foreword

We take the protection of your personal data seriously. To us, it is a matter of great importance to pay special attention to protect your privacy when processing your data. We use your personal data according to the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Law (Bundesdatensschutzgesetz) and commit ourselves to absolute secrecy and discretion. This website might contain links to sites of other providers which are not covered by this privacy statement. The Terms of Use include other important information on this matter.

Disclosure of personal data

We use personal data only for this website. We do not transfer any private information to third parties without prior express consent. If during data processing personal data should be transferred to third service providers, then these are also bound by the German Federal Data Protection Law as well as to other legal provisions and to this Privacy Policy Statement. Personal data will not be collected or transferred to government bodies or public authorities except in order to comply with mandatory national regulations.

Use of  Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (Google).  Google Analytics uses so-called Cookies, text files which are stored on your computer that allow the analysis of how this website is used. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to, and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating how this website is used, compiling reports on website activity for the website operator and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required to do so by law, or in case that third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser, however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of your data by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Use of Facebook and Social Plugins

This website uses Social Plugins (“Plugins”) from the social network facebook.com which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identified by the Facebook logo or the note “Facebook Social Plugin”. If you access one of our internet pages containing such a plugin, your browser will set a direct link to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is passed by Facebook direct to your browser and integrated by it into the website. Through the plugin integration, Facebook obtains the information that you have surfed a certain page on our internet site. If you are logged in Facebook, Facebook can associate the visit of our website with your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugin, for example by using the “Like-it-Button” or by posting a comment, your browser will transmit this information directly to Facebook which will store it. For more information about the purpose and the extent to which Facebook collects, processes and uses these data as well as your rights and the settings available to protect your personal privacy, please refer to the Facebook data protection information. If you do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our internet website, you need to log off from Facebook before accessing our website.

Children

No personal information should be submitted to our website by children under the age of 18 without the consent of their parents or legal guardian. We do not request any personal data from persons under 18 years of age (children and adolescents), do not collect them and do not transfer them to third parties.

Right of revocation

If you have submitted personal data to us, you can change or delete them at any time in your user profile. However, forum entries, comments, announcements and posts that you may have provided to us before making the change or the deletion might possibly remain. For more information also consult our Terms of Use.

Links to other websites

Our web page contains links to other websites. We have no influence as to whether other operators comply with the data protection regulations.

Articles

Articles on our website are accessible to everyone. Posts and threads should be reviewed, checked and – where applicable – corrected before publication to make sure that they only contain information intended for the general public. Posts may be tagged by search engines and become worldwide accessible to users even when not specifically accessing this website.

Questions and comments

If you have any question, idea and comment on our privacy policy, please send us an email.

Information

You have the right to gain knowledge at any time of the data stored concerning your person, the origin and the recipient of the data as well as the purpose of the storage.

Security notice

We undertake all necessary technical and organizational security measures to store your personal data in a way that they are not accessible to third parties or the general public. As we are unable to guarantee complete data privacy when communicating by email, we recommend that you send all confidential information by normal post.